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Mar 6, 2011 9:00am EST
, requires us all i think he rethink how we stand in the middle east. so tonight i'd like to talk about the three threats to the united states that emanate from the persian gulf. iran, saudi arabia, and what i call al qaeda -ism. in speaking tonight about the persian gulf, and the war against the islamist militancy emanating from there, i want to start with words george washington used to describe the new national governments responsibilities to ensure that americans clearly understand the threats they face at home and abroad. i am sure that the massive citizens of these united states meanwhile, washington told john j. in 1796. and i believe that they will always act will whenever they can update a right understanding of matters. let me say that i share washington's fate and he essentially sound common sense of american. except perhaps that of the coming generation whose male members seemed unable to figure out how to put a baseball cap on so the brim points forward. but i'm not saying saying that when a national government under either party is capable or even desirous of the actually
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Mar 2, 2011 6:15am EST
difficult to prove, it took us an extraordinary long time to conduct the investigation and then to write the affidavit alleges the indictment, that led to the civil settlement. so in retrospect, it wasn't nearly as easy as it was with add, where we had clear fraud early on and we present that to the agency. so would we have liked to have seen something more punitive with lpg from a law-enforcement perspective? i think i could probably say inherently yes. but -- >> my time has expired. that's okay. >> i thank you, mr. tiefer. commissioner henke. >> thank you, mr. chairman. captain carrington, your offices is responsible providing past performance training on the systems you manage, right? >> yes, sir. >> and you provide, he said 16,000 users, different levels of training to provide the training, i guess you do site visits, youtube video telecom to? >> we do online training. if you're a registered user we do site and we do go to for instance, a perfect sample is next month we're going to be in huntsville, alabama, we expect to train up to five other people. >> you also hold past performanc
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00pm EDT
administration's risk base driven approach to aviation security and specifically the use of advanced imaging technology. as a chief technology officer, i will focus on the aspects and lee will discuss the human aspect. before going into detail, the technology is vital to the nation's ability to keep travelers safe in the 9/11 world. we face a determined enemy bent on our way of life. they arrested a man planning an attack on the dc subway system and a young saw disrespectful frankly -- saudi man was arrested. whether it was a failed attack in 2009, the plot in october, or the intelligence plots we see every day, al-qaeda and intelligence groups continue to target our system. we have to detect today's threat, not yesterday's. we have a able system that works in several measures. one aspect of the check point is what we're hear to discuss today. mr. chairman, well hidden devices are among the gravest threat to security. while there's no sell veer bullet, this gives us the best opportunity to detect the threats. we piloted the technology in early 2007 knowing of these threats. following analys
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Mar 8, 2011 1:38am EST
and how the information is being used. also for the ftc approved five years self-regulatory program prescribes requirements to ourself regulatory consumer dispute and h.r. 1263 this draft takes it with a different approach the balance is the privacy of innovation. creek dr. was involved with asking comments that he and i have developed and received a 70 different organizations universities and colleges and these were very helpful and i have used them in my draft it is very complicated the it to seek the input from others but ultimately we should have a privacy bill out of the subcommittee to get to the full committee to get into discussion perk rival conclude by saying something that was said earlier when marty 2% we are on the cusp of a new revolution come with this is an exciting time for all of us and for securely when you see the new products to have the use of them we must continue to rely on the free market to let the government step in as will rogers said the whole internet was devolve without government and continues to evolve without government and is some point* there shou
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Mar 12, 2011 7:00am EST
and women of the u.s. c services. i very much appreciate the support today and i would like to recognize dan branch to get the executive director for the contributions to put this together. now for the core of today's event. the united nations estimates indian ocean piracy costs 5 to $7 billion annually. though there are only a few attacks that make news they still occur on a daily basis as the tragedy proved last month with the deaths of four american hostages. parts are increasingly resilient, bold and adaptive free fighting tactics by implementing -- increasing manpower through recruitment. the real question is how can the global community meet this evolving fret be on the horn of africa. looking at numbers as much as $238 million in 2010, which was roughly $5.5 million. to enter these questions about piracy we have assembled a panel of the steamed experts who delivered a brief opening remarks and answer your questions. i will introduce four of them to you now. to my right terence mcknight has commanded numerous ships for the u.s. navy as well as multiple assignments on land for the up th
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Mar 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
mechanism to put any type of price caps on this. >> but they're used to be price caps when the price went up and -- no, so how we protect the government interest in this oil and gas they owned? >> these are leasing questions and i am sorry to say that i'm going to ask -- >> rm your pay. >> i am not thoroughly familiar with these issues but hearing you describe it and hearing the magnitude of the dollar's it's a serious problem, and i will learn more about it and get back to you with answers. >> i don't want to give up at this point, you need to get back to us because this isn't going away. >> by understand. deval law that they put in effect certain production levels would go royalty free and thatw is the only thing the law said.w it didn't provide other mechanisms for -- >> [inaudible] >> the law does not allow -- >> it sounds like the legislation would have to be changed. >> so it's the conagra's fall. they put it in with the impression this was low-priced oil now when it goes of higher we will collect royalties but we want to keep the industry going because the price of oil was 20 or $30
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Mar 17, 2011 2:00am EDT
and those of you watching our live webcast oversight dhaka house of god. i want to thank you for joining us. we will seek testimony from private secretary witnesses from the united states security programs and policies and their relationship to the fourth amendment of the constitution. the united states continues to face serious threats from al qaeda and other terrorist groups since line 11 terse six-point to the american airport security checkpoints and by all accounts will continue to try to do so. december 22nd, 20018 her service ordered a flight from paris to miami where he attempted to detonate explosives active issues. if not for the efforts of passengers and flight attendants and malfunctioning device, he may very well have succeeded. in 2006, british intelligence plots that detonated liquid explosives on different different to the content for the flights that would have undoubtedly caused a tremendous life -- loss of life. december 25th among 2009 another terrorist known as the christmas day, attended a northwest flight over detroit. again passengers aboard the flight along with the
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
's an article iii. what i'm trying to talk about is separate, the next step. and i think petitioners use third party standing is just out the window whether it's separation of powers tenth amendment, anything. >> thank you. you have four minutes. >> thank you. just a few points in rebuttal. first of all, one reason not to carve out special rule for commandeering claims is that not all commentary claims are created equal. mr. dreeben praise thee, to claim that it's been litigated in the context, the sex offender registration act that i don't know if the details are that the commandeering claim are not. but i concern imagine a commandeering case, the federal statutes. the problem is right now the lower courts are not following the standing issue from the challenges based on a careful analysis of article iii standing redress ability or prudential stand for that matter. they are resolving those with these simple and let's move on. a second reason that you should not try to carve a commandeering cases as being somehow the residuum of the tennessee electric victim is because tennessee electric says
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Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
producers in associations00 improving agricultural management practices and use of technology. in conclusion, despite many conflicts, challenges and eevelopment, u.s. foreign assistance is making a challenge difference with children being reunited with their families after being attacked did, traffic reviews. low-income women are accessing judicial system for the first time and we are encouragingbeing expansion of the program.ked health care workers are gaining skills necessary.s are gaining skills necessary for cure rative measures. across areas where foreign assistance is needed, we are promoting approach that addresses long-term sustainable development. members of the subcommittee, thank you for your attention and i look forward to answering your questions and providing additional information. thank you for your testimony. >> let me start off by, mr. aflak in his testimony with regards to the elections. i would ask whether or not you think that gap would be bridged and by whom? he requests that the u.s. government takes a hard look and asks if offering the assistance to truly support a fr
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Mar 14, 2011 8:30am EDT
which is better than having it offshore and used offshore. i'd rather have it here in the form of dividends to shareholders or investment in the country and than never used in america. >> host: congressman greg walden is chairman of the commerce subcommittee on communication and technology. mike zapler with ""the politico"," thank you both. >> guest: thank you. >> coming up on c-span2, a portion of recent testimony by transportation secretary ray lahood on president obama's 2012 budget request. then more on transportation as we bring you live coverage of the american public transportation association's legislative conference. later, the senate returns at 2 p.m. eastern for general speeches. that'll be followed later by debate and a vote on a u.s. district court nomination as well as a procedural vote on a bill authorizing small business administration programs. >> author, poet and playright ishmael reid is on "in depth," live sunday, april 3rd. he's written over 25 books including "airing dirty laundry laundry," "another day at the front." join our three-hour conversation takin
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Feb 28, 2011 8:00pm EST
: a good question, and i think the challenge for all of us is to figure of how we balance the need for the deficit that is there for the hospitals. how do we make sure that we talent that right balanc the hospitals need and whether it is the administrators role or down to the key doctors and specialists that need to be trained and need to be there to help our children. the focus that we are doing at children's hospitals is to provide the day the >>> "the communicators" is on location of the seventh annual state of the net conference sponsored by the congressional internet caucus. we will be talking with several of the participants in this conference and we begin with clay shirky come author, professor and thinker about technology and its uses. he's written four books on the internet and technology including his latest, called the surplus and generosity in the connected age. mr. shirky, is the internet browser an antiquated technology? >> it's antiquated in the sense that it is nearing 20-years-old now, and that was changed quickly as they do now. anything 20-years-old and somewhat
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Mar 6, 2011 10:00pm EST
at us than i can shoot back. of so we did and they just waved. [laughter] now over 1300 miles notice the road, they drove every night and i noted the ammunition. the other problem with afghanistan is called pakistan 1500 miles that extends here to miami. now understand the essence of what we are doing. we went in 2001 because the taliban supported al qaeda who had killed 3,000 americans at the world trade center's we went in to get the seven guns but what happened? in my judgment several things happened. president bush, a god bless him, had a religious belief in liberty four people and i think he confuse that with his role of president and took that and extracted it to say we should give liberty to the iraqis and afghans which is a noble idea but if you are a president sometimes you have to be hard-headed how you apply an idea into action and we were not able to do with sell when they said who will do this idea? they said if we have the united states military. so we took counterinsurgency a subject i know all lot about because i thought to it really hard for many months. but we perve
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Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
increase the budget and put us on all the ideas. if we for example -- there are so many assumptions, and very different figures but if we saw an economic growth that we want, if we saw as afghanistan, having 52% with defense spending be pretty you would see us get to that level. .. >> what would be the consequences of failing to increase the defense budget by in real terms some noticeable amount from 2015? >> if we wanted the rate of real terms increase will determine how quickly we can get to the benchmarks that we have set out for 2020. if it is a steep increase, we will reach that point earlier. >> what do you mean by steep? let's say 3% real terms increase pay year? >> well, that would be very nice. [laughter] >> and, of course, that -- it also depends on the decisions that we take in the early years as to where we are on the carbon as to the upswing of that. they are all dependent on, if, for example, we were to take steeper savings in the early year, it requires a sharper upswing in the late years to get to the same point. the rate -- the actual number of the real terms growth
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Mar 29, 2011 8:00pm EDT
to support the people of libya that using the proceeds to help meet the humanitarian needs. to take the work forward, participants agreed to establish the contact group that meets to provide leadership and overall political direction to the international efforts in close coordination with the u.n., the african union, the arab league, the islamic conference, and the european union to support libya to provide a forum on the response to libya and provide a focal point in the international community. qatar will convene the first meeting of the group and then rotate in the region and beyond it. the north atlantic counsel meeting along with five partners provides the directions to nato operations. the participants welcome the u.n. secretary regime's offer to lead the coordination of humanitarian assistance and planning for longer term stablization support. turkey and other key regional player as agencies offered to support this work and take it forward with the contact group. this conference has shown we are united in our aims, united in seeking a libya that does not pose a threat to its own citiz
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Mar 1, 2011 11:00pm EST
those countries, which are so important. certainly in the long run all of us are going to have to adjust to what these relationships mean, but i know on balance i'm optimistic that there is a chance for stability and opportunity that just didn't exist as recently as four weeks ago. and i would just like to emphasize also the secretary said about al qaeda. i think it's a fundamental, almost none to defeat, but certainly it is a less than or msh that completely undermines the strategy of al qaeda. >> admiral mullen, can you talk a little bit about as a result of their trip last week, what adjustments you feel the u.s. military needs to be making right now and needs to be working on because of the changes and events in terms of the u.s. oteri relationship with any of these countries? secretary gates, a baker advice on that as well. >> i'm not sure about some significant adjustments right away. i think it's really important to stay engaged with them and as i said listen to what their concerns are. they actually want us to stay with them milks the mill. i want to see, you know, the assistance
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Mar 9, 2011 2:00am EST
successful working with dea, tracking down money payments, money laundering schemes in use and not to get to the head of the hydrate as you well as the threat continues to expand. will we have set up as a contact group for piracy off the coast of somalia and out of that has emerged for workgroups. the u.s. leads a workgroup on working with the maritime industry of situational awareness. this is called worker three. what we look at our trends. so far this fiscal year which commenced on the first of what tober. we spent 81 piracy events. of those 37 were successful. again, what the fight by fight lane dollars payoff. if you are 3781, that would probably get you in the hall of fame if your plane based all. and these are generally viewed from a country where the daily wages maybe $2 a day. the site by $5 million sun is a lucrative business to be in. if you have a large diaspora within somalia, and a largely unemployed youth, this is literally at the opportunity of a lifetime. so what is working? we have to the international maritime organization a number of best management practices again for
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Mar 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
the process of rebuilding. this is the first time the emperor has used a video message to convey his feelings to the japanese people. he is planning to visit the affected areas and encourage the people at a time that it will not hamper rescue operations. in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami in japan tomorrow we will bring a couple of congressional hearings on u.s. preparedness through a natural disaster. the director of the now a hearing on airport security and body imaging technology. the house oversight subcommittee on national security examines security, health and privacy concerns with body imaging technology in airports. we will hear from scientists consider security researchers and tsa officials at the hearing that runs just under four hours. some of the committee will come to order. thank everybody for being here as we tackle this important subject. i would like to begin by stating the oversight commission statement. we exist to secure from the middle principles first americans have the right to know the money washington takes from them is well spent and second, americans
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Mar 8, 2011 3:08am EST
serious reductions in spending than that. these -- the language the majority leader's using seemed like, to me, recalls the old language in 1994, reckless republican spending cuts and poor people are thrown into the streets and that sort of thing. but what happened in 1994? in 1994 the american people, through their newly elected congress, balanced the budget in four years. they balanced the budget when people said it couldn't be done. they said that the spending reductions were going to destroy america and growth an prosperity and everyone -- and prosperity and everyone else that they could imagine. but it didn't happen. it helped create a period of outstanding growth. tuesday, we're told, we'll have a tea vote. it's a very important vote because it deals with the level of spending this country is going to participate in. it's going to make a national decisions that really important. we passed a two-week continuing resolution that reduced spending by $4 billion over that period keeping us on track to meet the house passed goal of a $61 billion reduction in spending this fiscal year. it
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Mar 8, 2011 3:56am EST
needed to show more leadership. i know where the president is on this. he wants us to reach an agreement in terms of the -- the decisions which we need to make to move us toward a balanced budget. but we need to do in a thoughtful way. first, coming out of this recession making america's workforce stronger for the future, helping small businesses create jobs and investing in department's fiscal year 2012 proposal. live coverage here on c-span3. >> we'll come to order. the committee is meeting to hear testimony from secretary janet thnapolitano relating to the 20 security for homeland security. i would advise the secretary's office notified us in advance that she has a commitment to be at the white house and must leave the hearing before noon and in fairness to the secretary, she has rearranged her schedule to be here today because we had to cancel out two weeks ago when we had the whole series of votes. secretary, thank you for being here and we'll certainly have the hearing done in time for you to be at the white house. today's hearing is, as i said, to address the president's budget fo
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Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
, that is the private sector sustainable kind of growth. now let us talk about the deficit and the issues of debt facing the economy. as all of you know what matters is what is our debt to gdp level and what matters is as the simpson-bowles commission revealed that is not what is important. conflating long and fiscal challenges with the deficit which is big this year is very dangerous because it leads you to do things that are not correct. we signed a tax deal in december in a bipartisan manner which was important. it gives payroll tax cut to encourage workers and encourage hiring. with incentives for education. all of those are important and everyone knew when they signed it, with 80 senators signing that deal, they knew it would increase the deficit in 2011. they're on the full growth path and a position to confront long run fiscal issues. and therefore we need to cut, in some sense running into this what the medium and long run programs are for the short run driven by the business. the president in the state of union outlined a budget that cuts discretionary spending down to a share of the economy no
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Mar 21, 2011 8:30am EDT
at student cram.org -- student cam.org. >> joining us on newsmakers on this sunday is greg jaczko, thes chair of the nuclear regulatory commission appointed by president obama.ucle thanks for being with us. >> guest: thanks for having me. >> host: joining us with the questioning is matt wald, new york times, and steve power, both energy reporters. you for being with us. >> thank you. >> host: you're going to get a status report tomorrow on what happened in japan and lessons learned for the u.s., what do you think you're going to s learnsome. >> guest: we're going to have a meeting tomorrow with the full commission at the nrc to get an update on the current status onm the situation in japan. we'll probably have a brief discussion then about what kind of impact radiation can have for the public, and then we'll take a look at some things, kind ofei plan for a plan for how we intend to go forward to do our review and look at what, what kinds of thing we may need tod look at for the u.s. nuclear reactors. >> host: and with the fukushima plant in particular, we're told this morning that two of the
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Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
and opportunities that missile defense provides us. under secretary of state, ms. ellen tousher is under secretary of state for arms control and national security. it is my pleasure to introduce her to you this afternoon. she serves as a senior adviser to the president, secretary of state for arms control, nonprorifflation and disrmerment. she chaired the house arms services seb committee on strategic forces where she was a supporter of missile defense. ladies and gentlemen, please help me welcome under secretary of state for arms control and international security under secretary ellen tousher. [applause] >> good afternoon. it's great to be back. general pat, thank you for inviting me. he's a great patriot and his work is a great benefit. speaking from our colleagues, pat, we appreciate your advice and very, very hard work and thank you for your patriotism and making our country safer and more secure. i have spoken at this conference for several years now. when i was in politics as a member of congress from the california's 10th congressional district, i was a member aft house arms services commi
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Mar 19, 2011 10:00am EDT
remembered. even though 100 errors constantly flow from my eyes,. it's with us? gardens. may it be remembered. for now on the secret of remain unspoken. have pity on those who must keep secrets. me that you remembered. without any further ado, please join me in the welcoming hamid dabashi. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you. good evening, everyone. before i even start up like to apologize for having to run out immediately after my short remarks because of some scheduling conflicts i have had to call myself tonight. i actually have to be in asia were we are celebrating the cinema of to fantastic iranians have just been sentenced to six years in jail for making films. we are celebrating their some of and taken the occasion to shed light on other it was none political prisoners and union activists, students write this, women's rights activists and so forth. i do apologize. i am actually delighted that my good friend and colleague and comrades, danny postel and nader hashemi are coeditors of this brilliant and pioneering book in which allied to have been included by the gracious attention to
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Mar 1, 2011 4:08pm EST
an honest discussion about how are we going to reform a process that's gotten us into this fix? gotten us to the point where we're running a debt of 10% of g.d.p., where our total debt is screaming towards totally unsustainable levels. i can tell you the folks in pennsylvania know very we will that you cannot continue living beyond your moneys, as this government has done. i see this as a very constructive and important opportunity to begin to have there discussion about how we're going to get this process under croavment i appreciate the help from senator vitter and i will yield back my time to him. mr. vitter: i thank my distinguished colleague and again this amendment, as modified, simply says that if we were ever to reach the statutory debt limit for the federal government, then revenue coming in would go first to service two things -- social security checks and interest on the federal debt. so that would not put -- be put in jeopardy for months down the line. and the purpose of this amendment is to try to take, quite frankly, again, madam president, some of the scare tactics and some
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Mar 5, 2011 3:00pm EST
useful, he became so rich, he bought his freedom. when we returned about that, we -- when we learned about that, we suddenly learned about a connection to marina's family. >> so i had always known about my family's connection to sugar because my great grandparents traveled from india across to guyana which is in south america, but it's considered part of the caribbean, and they came to cut, to work on sugar plantations. so part of what fascinated us was what is this substance where someone in be his family -- in his family all the way in russia, a serf, and someone in my family looking to get a better life over here in india and then over to the caribbean, what is this substance that could effect people from such different parking lots of the world? -- parts of the world? >> and before we trace that out, we want to ask you a question. how many of you think you might have sugar somewhere in your family background? so that's one, two, three -- oh, man, yes! yes! >> all right. what i'm going to do, i just want to hear from a couple of you where your family might have been from, okay? >>
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Mar 7, 2011 8:30am EST
firmment of issues out there, and as important as these are, these issues are to us and our viewers, the american people, when you stack them up against the national debt, the national defense, the weighty issues that they're wrestling with, you know, we're not at the top of the list. and usually after an election like this we have divided government, coming up to a presidential election, pretty much anything that's going to pass on it own for its policy merits has got to happen before the august recess because the window closes. everything after that that passes either passes out of political necessity or to keep the government running. and so it'll be all politics all the time pretty much after labor day. so whether it'll happen or not remains to be seen. but when it comes to us and auctions, it -- we volunteer to help, but we're really concerned about how you talk about repackaging. as for the radio issue, we, we got really close with them. we're still at the table. we hope they come back. we think there's a community of interest, but i can't and won't abandon radio, small and la
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Mar 12, 2011 2:00pm EST
cities along the coast and cutting down forests. deforestation and other land-use accounts for a good chunk of greenhouse gas emissions on an average year. the interesting thing is even with all this destruction our natural systems are helping us out. our greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide specifically, the forests and oceans are taking up about half of what we are putting in the air on an average year. they are already on the job. that can give us a lesson about how much do we need to cut down? a simplistic look and a lot more detail on the background and preferences, those ideas of what we can do with this information. as i mentioned carbon dioxide and temperature tend to go up and down. some people might use that to wonder if it is natural and happens anyway why should we worry? i have a couple points. one is it may have been volcanoes emit in greenhouse gases in the mid cretaceous 100 years ago. looks like it might have been methane gas coming up from the ocean where we have trying to mine it simultaneously coming up spontaneously and creating problems, eating the environment and no
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Mar 30, 2011 12:00pm EDT
was simply that i did not believe that the president had outlined a vital u.s. american interest in our engagement in libya, that the united states cannot afford to be the police force of the wor world. this week, with the president's address to the nation, i had hoped that i would hear something to change my mind, or, better yet, something that would instill confidence about the president's decision, but unfortunately, this address provided the american people with many more questions than answers. president obama left me wondering why any vital u.s. american interest in libya would justify military action. he said refugees would stream into tunisia and egypt, but we often aid refugees without f-15's. he said we needed to preserve the writ of the united nations security council, but he did not explain why the safety of our men and women in uniform should ever be put at the service of that body. he said that we needed to show dictators across the region that they could not use violence to cling to power. but if president obama's policy fails to get rid of qaddafi, that iqaddafi,that --
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Mar 2, 2011 5:15am EST
, improving accessibility and improving the input is going to take us a long way in achieving the results that we all want which is giving the pco access to unfettered information that will show the true performance of contracts whether it's in a contingency environment or not. thank you. >> mr. carroll, any comment? >> from an ig perspective, we think it's huge. but that perspective comes from a real accountability perspective. we don't take into account that the agency still has to get the work done, and i'm not saying that's the reason why you should overlook contractor past performance. you absolutely should overlook contractor past performance. but i would say that the past and the present could be two different thicks. -- things. and if these organizations based on our audits, investigates or -- investigations or whatever action taken, if their current situation reflects a change in attitude, change in focus, change in performance, then i wouldn't see why you wouldn't use a contractor going forward if they have made changes in their processes for accountability. >> i guess one of th
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Mar 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
the book was to honor the men and women who won that war for us before the politicians threw it away. you frequently see tet in headlines these days. whenever anything bad happens in the world, terrorists do some kind of attack or insurgents have some kind of spectacular bombing or something, you'll see a pundit or a commentator say this is just like the tet offensive. iraq, afghanistan, wherever. i've saw, i saw a headline about tet referring to northern mexico, that some kind of tet offensive was going on there. "time" magazine said that the wikileaks document dump was just like the tet offensive. i don't quite see how you can make the analogy, but anyway, the point is that tet is out there. and the problem with this is that every time you say tet what you're really saying is defeat. what you're saying is that whatever we're involved in is like vietnam, it's a quagmire. we can't win and so forth. and, in fact, the bad guys out there, the terrorists and the insurgents, talk openly about the tet offensive and vietnam as their model. this is how they want to win. because terrorists and ins
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Mar 6, 2011 3:00pm EST
at 9 a.m. thanks for being with us. more booktv ahead. >> you're watching booktv on c-span2. here's our prime time lineup for tonight beginning at 7 p.m. eastern. republican senator scott brown of massachusetts on his personal and professional life, including his election to the u.s. senate to fill the term of the late senator ted kennedy. at 8, richard whitmire examines former washington, d.c. school chance michelle rhee's efforts to reform the school system. on after words, rubin carter talks about the 20 years he spent in prison and his work for the innocence since his 1935 re-- 1985 release. we conclude with mr. west who served as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs durgd reagan administration. he argues that a reliance on counterinsurgency strategies has led the u.s. astray in afghanistan. >> in this time we win, senior editorial writer robbins argues that the tet offense offensive was a failure for the vietnamese. from san diego, this is about an hour. >> thanks, t.j.. good morning, everybody. happy to be here. thanks for inviting me. i'm really delig
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Mar 11, 2011 12:00pm EST
for waste, fraud, and abuse, but you cannot use a hammer. in my district, when i talked to several hundred people who are involved with head start, these are working people. what they going to do with their kids? there are teachers who are preparing to be laid off because there is no money at the state or local level to support them. police, firefighters, the national institutes of health. i am hoping we can do it in a bipartisan way and come up with a plan that does not get to the bones of our government and our services to the people. host: we are going to be taking this weekend at the virginia festival of books on "book tv." we are going to be alive at this weekend from the organization of american historians. we will have live panel sessions on both saturday and sunday on c-span3. anbama, diana is independent. caller: i appreciate you taking my call. in reference to the foreign aid, let's bring that down to the united states grassroots. well with the perception be of me if i took my husband's income and went across the road and fixed my neighbor's roof and painted his house and advised
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Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
by rand health, lead to a much larger reduction in the use of medical care, and seriously compromise access to needed health care. there are a lot more thoughtful ways to harness the cost of medicaid than what the colleges are proposing. it reflects the common sense of philosophy among individuals of federal and state government. the medicaid maintenance is the state's responsibility in the near term until full health reform is reached in 2014. after that, 100% of the cost of medicaid expansion included in health reform will be born by the federal government and phased down to 90% in 2020. furthermore, the aca costs state to the federal government, and institutes delivery system reform, and finance the state efforts to establish medical homes in medicaid which will improve care for those with substantial health need. we give the states important tools to fight fraud in the medicare and medicaid. we need to think about the profound devastation some of the republicans proposals would have on working families and the state health agencies that serve them. i've been here for a long time.
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Mar 28, 2011 8:30pm EDT
on intellectual property, the internet, and competition. thank you for joining us on the communicators. and david hatch of the national journal, thank you as well for joining us on the communicators. i do want to mention the national journal has a new tech web site. nationaljournal.com/tech. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> as protests continue in the middle east and nato takes control of military operation in libya, find the latest from the u.n. security council, administration officials with and reaction from world leaders on the c-span video library. all searchable on your computer any time. watch what you want when you want. >> in a few moments, a forum on border security, including comments from the threat of a terrorists attack is greater along the border with canada, than the border with mexico. in less than two hours, the commission on wartime contracting continued to cut cost on federal contracts and increase competition. a couple of live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. >> throughout april, we'll feature the top winners of c-span student cam competition. nearly 15
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Mar 7, 2011 11:08pm EST
less coverage, a less care, it doesn't have to. i always use as an illustratione the average cost for medicare beneficiaries in my home town of average springfield illinois the average $8,000. up okay? looker what to chicago, specialty hospitals and higher cost of living cos it's not 78,s eight to $10,000 a year for thee average medicare beneficiary. but then you go to miami and ths number is 14 to $15,000 a year.y why the t difference between chicago and miami? ask. there bet is there a better care and florida or just more expensive care? nn we bring theca cost of the care down and not compromise the quality of the care hardto hav questions the the only questiont is the account if you want tofie doesn't sacrifice the basic benefits. i would say to senator mcconneln is he quoted me i guess earlier in the statement but i wasn't on the floor. yesterday i said i was propose y supporting of the house republican budget with the budget proposed by senator is inouye.he this budget for the remainder oh $10 billion more out ofwe wouldh spending. we would cut $51 billion belowr. what presid
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Mar 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
public affairs offerings, weekdays live part of the u.s. senate. weekends book tv, 48 hours of the latest nonfiction books. connect with us on twitter, facebook, and youtube and kind up for scheduled alert e-mails. >> general david patraeus said today that he did not think u.s. participation in a no-fly zone over libya would have an impact on assets for fledging -- fighting the war in afghanistan. in remarks at a forum hosted by national journal and the museum general patraeus also reiterated his support for the obama administration's july 2011 date to begin the drawdown of u.s. troops. general patraeus has been and washington to report to the president and congress about the state of the war in afghanistan. his first visit since taking command of the war effort there last summer. this is an hour. >> i want to welcome all of you here. i see that we have all survived st. patrick's day which is very good. probably the first day of the ncaa basketball tournament. my bracket has been shredded. i want to thank the museum for hosting this event and providing the facilities for us here at the na
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Mar 2, 2011 12:15am EST
would be able to afford affordable health coverage. now gentlemen, we have all of this before us and i am trying to understand, if i could start with you, governor herbert, i don't have much time left. what are we going to do to replace these benefits if we repeal them? how are we going to make the categories i just mentioned the would be significantly benefited? >> i think as governor barbara mentioned we care about our people and our states and will find solutions. >> that's not the issue, i don't want to get into that. >> it seems like from washington its do it our way or it won't get done. now utah has good health care and has had good health care. i just come from the position that as we look to those who need the benefits and we find with those benefits are nobody can define them better than the governors and the people in the states. so the eligibility, the benefits, they ought to be received we can help define that better than anybody i think, certainly -- >> i apologize i've got 15 seconds between the two colleagues to read >> chairman dingell, think you. most of the businesse
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Mar 8, 2011 8:00pm EST
that. theight house approach is short-sighted. the house approach will not allow us to grow our economy anm a. i will be voting if that proposal when it comes to the floor but i look forward to working with on my colleagues make sure we get a chair comprehensive deficit and debt reductionru plan that thispu congress can vote on and put in action. with that mr. president i yield the floor and note the absence of the a quorum. >> at this meeting of the national association of attorneys general, former acting solicitor general walter dellinger predicted the supreme court would uphold the new health care law. he and former general theodore olson participated in a discussion about the supreme court's current session. this is an hour, 15 minutes. >> we are here to discuss united states supreme united states supreme court cases for this term. we are on c-span and my name is roy cooper. i am the attorney general in north carolina and president of the national association of attorneys general and to introduce our panel here we will have walter dellinger who is the chair of the appellate practice
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Mar 8, 2011 11:00pm EST
of americans who are counting on us to make these investments in the future. so i look forward to hearing from the secretary about how we can make the smart transportation decisions needed to keep our company moving forward. thanks, mr. chairman. >> senator tuna. >> thinks mr. chairman and secretary lahood, thanks. nice to have you back and assistant secretary mr. bertram who spent some time appear in this committee. i appreciate you appearing before us and look forward to hearing what you have to say. we know we've heard from you once that the budget committee and probably will leave in july on the finance committee i'm guessing as well but a couple of observations if i might, mr. chairman, about the administration budget for 2012. it does propose some sweeping changes in the massive increases of the funding levels for d.o.t. programs. the heart of the budget is a $556 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal this proposal would require an additional 231 billion in the highway trust fund which we would name the transportation trust fund over a six year period. the reauthorizati
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Mar 10, 2011 12:00pm EST
that is will be done. but the truth of it is, most of us know that we can improve in the area of energy. and with oil prices at above $100 a barrel, the price at the pump heading towards $4 a gallon, we need to develop a coherent national energy policy to find that common ground. that need has taken on even greater urgency. so -- so what makes for good energy policy and how can we ensure that agreement is finally reached on meaningful energy legislation? i think we should have essentially five goals and those five goals are an emergency that is abundant, that is affordable, that is clean, diverse, and domestic. now, i -- i realize that these words, especially in exings with with -- in combination with one another, don't lend a clever acronym or a catchy slogan. maybe we need to rearrange them and figure out what word we can make. but if we follow these, if we follow these as our guiding principles and make sure that our legislative efforts reflect each and every one, i believe that genuine progress can be within our reach. so let's start with the concept of affordable energy because that's certainly
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
to provide us with insight. those of you who are to some onions understand daily but a rich resource this university is and this session is certainly a good example regardless of whether the cats when. university professors from the department of communication to address our topic. k -- kate kenski teaches politil communication, public opinion, and research methods. she was previously a senior analyst at the annenberg public policy center where she served as a member of the national election survey team in 2000 and 2004, which provided material for her first book entitled capturing campaign dynamics. she has authored numerous publications examining the predictors of campaign outcomes and her new book is entitled "the obama victory: how media, money, and message shaped the 2008 election". here it is. i'm holding it up for you. it is on sale outside. reviewers have said detailed and thoroughly documented fitting for students and scholars but highly acceptable language for the general public. the best analysis of the presidential election in recent history. it is a game changer for scho
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Mar 17, 2011 12:00pm EDT
calculation using the c.b.o. baseline, real spending approved for fy 2011 to date is $34 billion lower than was provided in fy 2010. a cut of $18 billion in real security spending and $16 billion in domestic spending. with this amendment, we'll be cutting domestic spending by another $6 billion, and in normal terms but more than in inflation-adjusted dollars. democrats have been chastised for only cutting $10 billion from fy 2010. madam president, i would note that even in that comparison which fails to take into account many factor-of-life increases, we should all understand that domestic spending is being cut by more than $14 billion while security spending is slated to increase. furthermore, madam president, we are now halfway through the fiscal year. agencies have spent an average of 50% of their funds. each dollar we reduce at this time has the effect of doubling the cut made in programs for the rest of the year. our subcommittee chairmen recognize the difficulties that this level of spending will create for the programs. accordingly, many of my colleagues on the appropriations committ
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Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
that you're hearing today, information is coming from your agency and is telling us that we have a lot of stuff we can use for many years and that is the whole problem with alternative sources of energy is it's still not competitive in the marketplace. why? because overall we still have a very abundant supply of energy ahead of us. but what's interesting is in 2008 now energy secretary chu told "the wall street journal" energy prices are the linchpin to an energy overall. somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels of europe. so we actually have people in washington who are working to get that price up when the rest of america is going to the pump and seeing a 50-dollar fell in their car jumped $75 that's crunching the family budget. so i would just like to have some responses to some of the other panel members today just real quickly how you may respond we will start maybe to the far left over there, to my left, your response to some of these comments and statements that we've heard today. >> in terms of what specific aspect -- >> well, about -- i th
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Mar 20, 2011 10:00pm EDT
and proposals. thank you very much for being with us and for watching. .. and the prospects for success. it was held at columbia university in new york city. it's just under two hours. >> thanks so much for coming to this evenings panel discussion with several of the contributors to the new anthology, "the people reloaded." the green movement in the struggle for iran's future, which i had the honor code again with my friend and comrade, nader hashemi from whom you'll be hearing shortly. first, i'd like to thank the department of middle eastern, south asian and african studies here at columbia university for sponsoring this event today. i'd also like to thank the middle east institute of columbia university and the columbia university graduate school of journalism for cosponsoring. finally, and that you think the publisher of the book. and in particular, i would like to express my appreciation to my friend, hamid dabashi, who made all the arrangements for tonight's discussion possible. when this book was published, seems like a long time ago. the book was published at the beginning of th
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Feb 28, 2011 8:30pm EST
meet at the moment when all of us, democrats and republicans, leaders of the national and state levels face some very big challenge is to read our country has come through a long and a wrenching recession. and as we recover, the question we are going to have to answer is where will the new jobs come from, what will the new sources of economic growth be and how can we make sure that the american dream remains reality into the 21st century? al, in the short term, we came together here in washington at the end of last year and enacted tax cuts that are already making american paychecks bigger and allowing businesses to write off major investments. these are tax cuts and changes in the tax credit system that were going to spur the job creation and economic growth and i am proud democrats and republicans work with each other to get it done. in the long term, however, we need to address a set of economic challenges that frankly the housing bubble largely papered over for almost a decade. we now live in the world that is more connected and more competitive than ever before. when each of you t
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Mar 1, 2011 11:45pm EST
that helps small businesses easily shop for private health care and find the best possible value. using the map was able to help people compare health plans side-by-side and avoid a 23% premium increase the current inter was proposing. he and his employees gave the $9,300. that may not seem like much to many of you here but it is meaningful to his company and to the thousands of small businesses like it in our home state of massachusetts. i met a young entrepreneur recently who moved his business up to massachusetts from florida. i hope i'm not upsetting anyone here from florida in saying this because of the young family he wanted to be able to start his venture without worrying his children wouldn't have health insurance. in other words universal coverage has helped our competitors. the federal reform i see my time is up, let me just rap up and i hope we can get to what i feel is at the issue which is cost control, and cost control is the challenge all over the country in places that have a universal system and those that don't. 130% premium increases over the last decade. we have some
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Mar 2, 2011 4:45am EST
department of state, maureen shauket, chief acquisition officer u.s. agency for international development. and blalock, u.s. navy council and chairman, and chair, internet, enter agency suspension and debarment committee. and uldric fiore, director office of the judge advocate general, u.s. army. we have asked our witnesses to offer five minutes summaries other testimony. the full text of the written statements will be entered into the hearing record and posted on the commission's website. we also ask that witnesses provide within 15 business days responses to any questions for the record, and any additional information they may offer to provide. on behalf of the commission, we thank all of our witnesses today for participating what we believe will be a very important hearing their so now, if i could i would ask you to rise and we will swear you in as we do all our witnesses. raising the right hands, do solemnly swear or affirm that the testimony will give before this commission will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? know for the record all of our witnes
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Mar 21, 2011 8:30pm EDT
and the legitimate organizations collecting and using it on fair terms and conditions. now, i think the folks that we've been working with, many of them here today and the industries, know that throughout my tenure on this committee and now as chair of the communications subcommittee, i have worked hard to protect the innovation and open architecture of the net, worked hard to fight for net neutrality. i've worked hard to prevent taxation and other things, so i believe in this now vital resource for our country in so many ways. however, it is important to recognize that increasingly the american people have concerns and express those concerns. every single app that anyone of us applies to our smart phone or child applies to it is an observational opportunity for a private company, and amazingingly, internet users collectively september 107 -- sent 107 trillion, that's with a "t" e-mail messages in 2010. each of those messages is a scannable entity for key words that indicate the interests or patterns of the people who send them. facebook started 2010 with 350 users and ended it with more than 600 mil
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